History of Amsterdam Private Accessible guided Tour

1Experience the story of Amsterdam and over 800 years of history and culture on this 3 hour Amsterdam private accessible guided tour!

Meet your guide at Dam Square where the story begins! Your knowledgeable guide has a unique perspective on the city and your tour is sure to be full of interesting information and anecdotes. From Dam Square, you will walk/roll through the edge of the Red Light District as your guide explains some fascinating facts about this infamous part of Amsterdam.

Next, you’ll walk/stroll to The Nieuwmarket, a typical Dutch market since the 17th Century, when farmers would come here to sell their produce. At this market square, you will see The Waag, a 15th century building that was once a city gate as part of the wall surrounding old Amsterdam. Learn about its use as a guild house and the many other uses the building has had over last several hundred years.

You’ll make your way past the Jewish Quarter, which bears testimony to the horrors of the Second World War. Your accessible Amsterdam walking tour will continue with a short stop at the popular Begijnhof. This peaceful courtyard is one of the oldest inner courts in the city of Amsterdam with characteristic, traditional Amsterdam-style town-houses.  Some still shows the original Gothic wooden framework!

Your accessible Amsterdam tour will continue as you stop at the Begijnjof, a peaceful sanctuary that was once home to the Beguines. Learn about who these ladies were and who currently lives there.

You’ll also see the old headquarters of the Dutch East Indies Company, and learn about the impact they have had on the way business is conducted today! Your tour will finish as you catch a glimpse of the Anne Frank house and hear about her family’s tragic, yet beautiful story. 

The History of Amsterdam Private Accessible Walking Tour features:

  • Convenient accessible tour routes confirmed to be wheelchair accessible (no steps or curbs)
  • 3 hour walking/rolling tour
  • Lively commentary by an officially-certified, English-speaking tour guide
  • Tour guide can push manual wheelchair users (depends on the total weight of the wheelchair plus wheelchair user)
  • Memorable sightseeing and great photo opportunities in Amsterdam!

 

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Tour Highlights

  • Over 800 years of the history and culture of Amsterdam
  • Dam Square
  • De Wallen (Red Light District)
  • Nieuwmarkt
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Begijnhof
  • Old headquarters of the Dutch East Indies Company
  • Anne Frank House (outside the building only)

Accessibility Details

The Highlights of Amsterdam Accessible Walking Tour has a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because the tour will be step-free and flat. Most of the time the paved sidewalks can be used (unless bikes are parked on them). It did not receive a higher rating because you will encounter mild cobblestones along the way.

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You will walk down these streets in Chinatown where the route is very smooth and there are labeled curb cuts for wheelchairs.

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Tour Details

Tour duration: 3 hours
Cost: 370 euro for 1-2 people, 390 euro for 3-4 people, 420 euro for 5-6 people.
* 20 euro off if booked as part of an accessible Amsterdam travel package.
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meet-up time: 10am
Meet-up place: National Monument in Dam Square 
Dress code: None

Entrance tickets: Not necessary
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Snacks/meals, gratuities, and transportation costs.

 

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